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-- 06 June, 2006 --

EDM Challenge #70

EDM Challenge #70
Sennelier soft pastel
on black cartridge paper.
Draw what you fear. Who? ... Me? ... I'm a grown up person with responsibilties and obligations. Of course I don't fear anything!!!

Well ... maybe growing old alone. The darkness holds lots of tiny, unexpected noises that aren't scared away by the quiet breathing of someone else or herded back into the corners by their movements. The cold creeps in under the covers, unobstructed by another body radiating companionable warmth.

Two is a much better number than one. Two lights the darkness. Two warms the cold. Yes ... I am afraid of growing old alone.

Posted by robynls at June 6, 2006 6:01 PM

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Oh how I hear that! Statistics say I am more likely to be alone too. You have chosen a very interesting way to display that fear. I wouldn't have known what to draw. An empty recliner? An empty office chair?

Posted by: Bonnie at June 6, 2006 11:47 PM

Wow, Robyn, so poignant. And yes, now that you mention it, it is my greatest fear...guess I was going for light fear rather than real fear!

Posted by: Sioux at June 7, 2006 2:45 AM

Robyn, that's my fear, too. I think all women share that, I really do.

Posted by: Karen Winters at June 7, 2006 4:21 AM

Hi Robyn - you may not be alone, won't you always have your moleskin with you? :)

Posted by: Soo at June 7, 2006 4:48 AM

This is one of the only fears I thought of until my sister mentioned her's of steppin off a ladder. I didn't have any ideas how to depict the fear of being left alone as i grow old. You did a great job.

Posted by: Carmen Sidlaruk at June 7, 2006 4:59 AM

I love the shadows and a great 'idea' too

Posted by: alison at June 7, 2006 12:27 PM

Great illo - love the dark eary feel...

Posted by: Anastasia at June 7, 2006 2:07 PM

What a wonderful concept and illustration. I think if we're honest, everyone shares that fear. I love how the color leaps off the page but has an unmistakable softness at the same time.

Posted by: melissa w at June 9, 2006 12:30 AM

Yep, that's a big fear of mine too. I love the way you have illustrated it, the way the candles are blowing and the candle shadows behind. Very atmospheric.

Posted by: carole at June 9, 2006 7:11 AM

This is a great way to illustrate the fear! Love the background!

Posted by: Tami Cameron at June 9, 2006 1:13 PM


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